Living Rent



Charities issue joint call for extension of moratorium on evictions

The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.

Published 26 May 2020

Scientific Advisory Panel member endorses tenant hygiene campaign

The campaign from Living Rent for registered social landlords (RSLs) to be legally mandated to maintain communal hygiene during the coronavirus crisis has gained a high-level signatory ahead of their demands being submitted to the Scottish Government this week.

Published 4 May 2020

Living Rent launches new survey with call for communal hygiene legislation

Living Rent has launched a new survey to gain a clearer idea of how coronavirus has affected working and living conditions for tenants in Scotland.

Published 22 April 2020

Scottish Government to ban all evictions for six months

Emergency coronavirus legislation will include a six-month ban on evictions from social and private rented sector accommodation, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 25 March 2020

Thousands call for emergency protections for tenants during pandemic

A petition calling on the Scottish Government to take emergency measures to protect tenants from coronavirus has attracted thousands of signatures.

Published 18 March 2020

Landlords ‘should not evict tenants’ facing financial hardship due to coronavirus, says housing minister

The Scottish Government is “actively considering” measures to prevent tenants from being evicted because of financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, housing minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed.

Published 16 March 2020

Living Rent launches charter to end Universal Credit evictions

Tenants’ union Living Rent has continued its campaign for housing associations in Glasgow to commit to not carry out evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit with the launch of a new charter.

Published 5 March 2020

Tenants’ group shuts down property investment workshop

Living Rent has hailed the success of its actions last week after protesters from the tenants’ union shut down a property investment workshop in Edinburgh.

Published 2 March 2020

Living Rent to protest Edinburgh property event

Tenants’ union Living Rent is to protest a workshop planned by BBC One presenter Martin Roberts in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Published 26 February 2020

Councils empowered to introduce short-term lets control areas

Local authorities are to be given new powers to regulate short-term lets where they decide this is in the interests of local communities, under measures to be introduced by the Scottish Government.

Published 9 January 2020

GHA eviction case adjourned

A court case into the potential eviction of a Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) tenant has been adjourned at the Association’s request.

Published 12 December 2019

Demonstration planned as GHA eviction case heads to court

Tenants union Living Rent will today challenge an ongoing eviction of one of its members by Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) as the action reaches court this week.

Published 10 December 2019

Living Rent begins campaign against Universal Credit evictions

Tenants’ union Living Rent has called on housing associations in Glasgow to commit to no evictions stemming from debts caused by Universal Credit.

Published 6 November 2019

SNP MP Marion Fellows backs calls for housing as a human right and rent controls

SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Marion Fellows, has signed Shelter Scotland’s petition to enshrine the right to a decent home in Scots Law and backed calls from tenants’ union Living Rent for rent controls on private lets.

Published 30 October 2019

Edinburgh landlord fined £7,500 running ‘sham’ holiday-let

An Edinburgh landlord has been ordered to pay £7,500 to his former tenants after a court rejected his claim that the flat was a ‘holiday-let’.

Published 17 October 2019